We had the good fortune of connecting with Faye Allen and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Faye, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
I believe that God strategically places in my heart when to give up (stop) something or keep going. I have to press in to hear His voice. Sometimes there have been bumps, curves, or even sharp turns and I had to listen to whether to slow down, keep going, or to even pursue. I have learned that when I hear a ‘word’ from God, all I have to do is obey and leave the rest to Him.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have learned that perseverance is the key to anything in life. Some of the challenges I face in my cosmetology career are long hours on my feet and without food sometimes, because of the busyness of the business. But it is FUN! The fun and instant results outweigh the challenges and in a few hours, you get to see your results and the smiles on clients’ faces!

I want everyone to know that I have had a great 40-plus year run; and if I never style another head of hair, I have had the best time, have met and built relationships with some of the best people from all over the world from different continents!

I am looking forward to whatever is next! I have authored several books: Jazzies Big Hair Day, Hair Wellness Handbook, Hair Wellness Workbook and Hair Wellness Journal. These books (signed copies) are available by contacting me via email at faye@studio711hairspa.com or on Social media FB and IG @Studio711hairspa.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
This is kind of difficult to answer because I have been in Texas for about 14 months. However, I would have to do some research and this would be a terrific time to try some new places and exciting things together!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My success has come from the support and encouragement of my mother and the customers that came and became my clients. So to all the Clients from Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas that may read this, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! Without all of you, I would not have made it for 40-plus years!

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